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The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs is hosting eight regional conferences in the month of October. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about and work with OCRA to launch new initiatives for your community. Choose the most convenient location for you!
Encouraged to attend are civic volunteers, mayors, council-members, county officials, members of the Indiana General Assembly, Main Street organizations, local and regional economic development officials (LEDOs), community foundation staff, convention and visitors bureau staff, educators, and youth program coordinators. In short: Anyone who is interested in learning more about OCRA service programs and funding should attend.
Multiple Dates and Locations:
• Valparaiso – October 2 • New Castle – October 7
• Scottsburg – October 8 • Bloomington – October 10
• Jasper – October 14 • Kendallville – October 23
• Crawfordsville – October 28 • Peru – October 30
The OCRA Regional Conferences are one day events with registration beginning at 8:30 AM. Conferences conclude at 4:30 PM local time. Lt. Governor Ellspermann will keynote each event.
Some topics of discussion will be:
• Community Readiness Initiative
• Hometown Collaboration Initiative
• Indiana Main Street
• Stellar Communities
• Community Entrepreneurship Initiative
• Funding Sources
Online registration and agenda will be up soon! Until then:
Cost: $40 (includes lunch)